Posts Tagged ‘Richard Roundtree’

CTV NEWS AT 11:30: MORE MOVIES AND TV SHOWS TO STREAM THIS WEEKEND!

I appear on “CTV News at 11:30” with anchor Rahim Ladhani to talk about the best movies and television to watch this weekend, including the surreal Crave series “Fantasmas,” the revved-up “The Bikeriders” and the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 20:01)

NEWSTALK TONIGHT WITH JIM RICHARDS: DOES RICHARD CROUSE LIKE THESE MOVIES?

I sit in with NewsTalk 1010 host Jim Richards on the coast-to-coast-to-coast late night “NewsTalk Tonight” to play the game “Did Richard Crouse Like This?” This week we talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

CTV NEWS TORONTO AT FIVE WITH ZURAIDAH ALMAN: RICHARD ON WHAT TO WATCH!

I join “CTV News Toronto at Five” with host Zuraidah Alman, to talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

Watch the whole thing HERE! (Starts at 14:56)

RICHARD’S WEEKEND MOVIE REVIEWS FROM CP24! FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2024.

I join CP24 to have a look at the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

RICHARD’S CTV NEWSCHANNEL WEEKEND REVIEWS FOR FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2024!

I  join the CTV NewsChannel anchor Renee Rogers to talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

RICHARD’S CP24 WEEKEND REVIEWS & VIEWING TIPS! FRIDAY JUNE 21, 2024.

I joined CP24 Breakfast to have a look at new movies and television shows coming to theatres and streaming services.  Today we talk about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma,” the sports drama “Clipped” on Disney+ and the Netflix docu-series “America’s Sweethearts: Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders.”

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CFRA IN OTTAWA: THE BILL CARROLL MORNING SHOW MOVIE REVIEWS!

I sit in on the CFRA Ottawa morning show with host Bill Carroll to talk the new movies coming to theatres and streaming including the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

Listen to the whole thing HERE!

YOU TUBE: THREE MOVIES/THIRTY SECONDS! FAST REVIEWS FOR BUSY PEOPLE!

Fast reviews for busy people! Watch as I review three movies in less time than it takes to snap your fingers! Have a look as I race against the clock to tell you about the revved-up “The Bikeriders,” the nonagenarian thriller “Thelma” and Russell Crowe’s “The Exorcism.”

Watch the whole thing HERE!

THELMA: 4 STARS. “more delightful than Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne combined.”

LOGLINE: In “Thelma,” a new comedy thriller now playing in theatres, June Squibb plays a 93-year-old grandmother who falls prey to a grandma phone scam. Conned out of $10,000, with the help of a friend (Richard Roundtree) and his motorized scooter, she sets out to find the scammers and get her money back by any means necessary. “What about my money?” she says. “Am I supposed to just let them have it?”

CAST: June Squibb, Fred Hechinger, Richard Roundtree, Parker Posey, Clark Gregg, Malcolm McDowell. Written and directed by Josh Margolin.

REVIEW: “Thelma” is something you don’t see very often, a thriller starring a 93-year-old action hero. From a low-speed scooter chase and a show down with the bad guys, to the acquisition of a weapon and a high-octane heist musical score, the movie has all the elements of an edge of your seat suspense film.

But its biggest asset is Squib, who brings steely determination, vulnerability and humor to the title character. She may not exactly be Ethan Hunt, but she’s more endearing and delightful than Jack Ryan and Jason Bourne combined. She’s easy to root for, even if her high stakes mission seems impossible.

At her side is Ben, Richard Roundtree, a.k.a. Shaft, in his final role. His presence is a cool callback to action movies of years gone by, but here he’s a charismatic sidekick, allowing Squibb to mostly take matters into her own hands.

There are also subplots involving Thelma’s grandson Daniel (Fred Hechinger) daughter Gail (Parker Posey) and son-in-law Alan (Clark Gregg), but at the film’s core is an exploration of old age, and how, as Ben says, “People these days don’t care about old things.” “Thelma” confronts that idea, dismissing it with panache, humor and some genuine excitement.